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How We Made Our Own Carnivore

Lisa Minter (
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 13:21:18 -0500

I assume you all know about the FBI and their 'Carnivore' program
which spies on people by sniffing their computer packets and uses
this ill-gotten information to get guys in trouble. Some fellows in
New York City developed their own Carnivore thing based on information
taken from FBI files. Don't ask me how they got into the FBI files.

If you like what they have to say, then you can build your own
sniffer with this program. Just download the version which goes
with your operating system:

We tried it here on Patrick's computer network and it is sitting here
right now sniffing at his weather station stuff and some email on
another computer. Of course, I presume you could also use this
Carnivore to spy on people and their credit card numbers or things
like that on the net, but why would you want to do something wrong
like steal credit card numbers and passwords?

If you administer a computer network at your school or company, I
don't see any reason why you couldn't use this in the routine course
of your duties at work, etc. Just use this tool in an ethical and
honest way, as all guys do when they use their computers; the way the
government does its business. Patrick said it should make a good
worthwhile project for readers this weekend.

Lisa M.

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